‘Parametric’ insurance could offer farmers quicker relief when they lose their crops to floods, storms and other climate-driven calamities.
There is one sector that contributes up to a third of gross domestic product, and is an important source of foreign currency, in many of Asia’s developing countries. It could be deployed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Expanded access to finance supported by ADB will allow factories to meet international standards so Bangladesh may benefit from this industry in a responsible way.
Effective higher education systems are critical for countries to advance. In South Asia, reforming governance structures and practices is a crucial step
Bangladesh has made dramatic strides in reducing the deaths and economic impact of climate-related weather events. Public financial management has played a role in these achievements, offering important insights for other countries.
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
The transmission channels of perishables like fruits and vegetables from producers to consumers in developing countries need a revamp to provide benefits to all involved.
Governments in Asia and the Pacific are navigating fiscal reforms and enhancing governance to align finance with climate action. This includes using national adaptation plans, climate-inclusive fiscal frameworks, and green budget tagging initiatives.